Healthy(ish) cooking on a Budget(ish)

Cuisine: American

Brussel Sprout and Kale Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Brussel Sprout and Kale Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

The first week of the new year is suppose to be the start of a new healthy habits: full of waking up early, hitting the gym, and eating healthy. I have a full list of New Year’s Resolutions, read about them here! But, so far all […]

Traditional Stuffing with Kale

Traditional Stuffing with Kale

  Are you a traditional stuffing fan? You hate all of this newfangled Acorn Stuffed Squash with quinoa and veggies and just want good old bread and sodium that comes out of a box. You suffered through Thanksgiving with your health conscious significant other and random […]

Pumpkin Spice Sweet Potatoes

Pumpkin Spice Sweet Potatoes

Pumpkin Spice Sweet Potatoes are a recipe from my new eBook: A Healthy(ish) Guide to Christmas Dinner. Get your free copy by entering your email at the top of this page!  Most people go crazy for pumpkin spice in September and October, and then forget […]

Rosemary & Thyme Roasted Carrots

Rosemary & Thyme Roasted Carrots

Trader Joe’s Herb Pots Trader Joe’s has the cutest little herb plants by their front doors, miniature pots of thyme, rosemary, basil, and sage for $2. A few weeks ago I bought some Sweet Basil and  Thyme (because, why not?!) for our kitchen. They were […]

Balsamic Brussel Sprouts

Balsamic Brussel Sprouts

Most people I know either love or hate brussel sprouts, there isn’t much in between. I obviously love them, my mom loves to tell this story: When Amanda was really young, we were in the check out line at Trader Joe’s. The cashier asked Amanda […]

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Toast

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Toast

Sweet Potato Toast is the new Avocado Toast. Every blogger is making it and sharing it on social media and it all looks so great! I love sweet potatoes, I eat them at least 3 times a week in my breakfast (shredded into pancakes- one […]

Mom’s Cranberry Sauce

Mom’s Cranberry Sauce

When you think of cranberry sauce, what do you think of? Some people think of magazine covers with beautiful cranberry sauce spreads, some people think of it spread on pastries with cheese, and some people despise it thinking that it only comes in a can […]

Easy Stuffed Acorn Squash

Easy Stuffed Acorn Squash

Thanksgiving meals are almost here! It’s almost Thanksgiving! Pinterest and the rest of the internet is exploding with Thanksgiving recipes of all niches: healthy, not healthy, vegan, lots of meat, easy, hard, and of course leftovers. So here I am, throwing my hat into the […]

Brussel Sprout & Sweet Potato Fall Salad

Brussel Sprout & Sweet Potato Fall Salad

A few weeks ago we went to one of my favorite Mexican restaurants for lunch and I ordered the “Roasted Brussel Sprouts” off their seasonal menu. They were seasoned and roasted in olive oil to perfection! I had them for an appetizer. but the serving […]

Roasted Tomato & Carrot Soup

Roasted Tomato & Carrot Soup

Here is a little secret: I don’t like tomatoes. Actually, I really dislike tomatoes. My older brother used to pay me to eat the tomatoes on my salad when I was a kid (a whole 10 cents per tomato!).  But it’s really just the texture […]